[Bell Historians] Radford Semele, latest
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Wed Apr 23 01:01:10 BST 2008
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "David Bryant" <davidbryant at ...>
> Is it planned to restore the church?
Yes, it was insured for £2m and, hopefully, this is enough.
The locals seem to have rolled up their sleeves and got on with things
as best they can. First rough estimate is 2 years, so expect 3+ and be
pleasantly surprised if it is less! The thatched pub opposite the
church had a fire not so long ago and had reopened a short while before
the church caught fire - a sign that things can be done!
This has brought out the best in ringers. Offchurch were straight on
the phone to the locals offering their bells for a Radford Practice on
a night other than their own. This means that the Radford band can
ring together and, importantly, work with the 2 learners that they had
started to train shortly before the fire. Well done, I say!
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